This past May, Allie graduated from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelors degree in English and a minor in Sociology. Allie will attend graduate school in the fall to receive her Masters degree in Public Policy. Through her internships with Nomi Network, she has learned the importance of working collectively to support and help restore the lives of survivors and women at-risk of being trafficked.
Ayleen is going to be a sophomore at Binghamton University this fall. During high school, she was an honor roll student and a community leader. She has pioneered “Change for a Change,” a toy drive for child cancer patients at Saint Vincent’s Hospital. Her exuberant personality and experience generating sponsorships and donations for fashion shows and community service oriented projects, has helped drive Nomi’s fundraising efforts and event planning.
Ever since she was in the 8th Grade, Jen knew she wanted to work in the culinary industry. From the old Stone Creamery to the Four Seasons Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown DC, her blossoming career is already marked with extensive experience. She received her training at the Culinary Institute of America, a food mecca rife with competitive drive. She is now a Personal Wine Broker and is the brain child behind our Nomi at Home articles in the Wire.
Ruth DiazRuth has over ten years of professional experience in education, research, and non-profit programs. She graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and has researched human trafficking and sustainable agriculture in global and food security issues. From a pre-kindergarten teacher to a Texas State Commodity Inspector and a USDA-ARS Honey Bee Researcher, Ruth is always seeking to learn and has put her best into every opportunity.